Quarto. Circa 1870's. A monumental German-printed movable in original cloth backed blue gilt paper covered boards with large full-size inserted color cover illustration. Fifteen superb color printed scenes with ornate and rather complicated moveable pieces controlled by one pull tab, with several hinge points on each movable entity (up to 3-5 per example) including sledder that travels down hill as the pull tab is dragged down, rocking baby, girls washing doll in well, egg hatching, sawing wood, and much more. Most in workable condition and all parts appear to be present. An unrecorded movable. We can find no record of this book. The title page reads: "Frohiche Stunden. Ein unterhatendes Bilderbuch mit ziehbaren Bildern fur die Liebe Jugend." Overall quite nicely preserved, given the nature of movables, printed on fragile paper. The binding is fully intact and internally quite clean and bright. Some minor restoration needed to bring all movables in working order. Most scarce thus.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #3435